Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Mondays (@ Worle) 58 New Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6AQ

Closed for the Summer

17:30 to 21:00 Beginner, Novice, Intermediate or Experienced archers welcomed.

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

18:15 to 20:30 indoors—main club shoot (Members Only)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

AGB ‘November Challenge’ Returns

archerygbJunior Indoor ‘November’ Challenge

The Junior ‘November Challenge’ returns and a chance  for ALL juniors to compete in a countrywide challenge, without having to get up early and drive to a different venue or stand in the rain and get drenched.

During November any Junior can submit, via an on-line form, your best  score for 3 dozens arrows shot at 20 yds, or the first three dozen from a Portsmouth round.

A few basic rules and form are available on the Archery GB website.

Portsmouth Postal Inter-Club Competition


Hilary (SCAA) has just published an earlier  start, October,  to the Portsmouth Postal League this year.  The rules have been tweaked and are more  Open this year additionally  to Associate Members of the Club and County.

Each month GVA will collate Team Scores of four seniors or three juniors archers to Hilary who will publish running totals for all the clubs.

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Archery – Sun 14th October

Gordano Valley Archers is hosting the UK records status Junior County Championships. We will be setting up the majority of the  range up on Saturday from 2:00 and any help would be appreciated.

Catering will be available for anyone needing bacon, sausage or burgers or a hot drink , please  remember to bring your cup .

With it also been  the final week of the Beginners Course, there will be amended shooting arrangements for members on  the day which will be in place irrespective of the weather.

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Winter Progression Scheme

As the nights draw in and the days shorten, the good weather seems to be but a distant  memory; archers everywhere look for a shorter round to shoot between the down pours and bacon butties and mugs of tea.

an unofficial round, with the chance
of more awards and badges.

Distances:     30m
Face:             80cm
Arrows:         3 Dozen
Max. Score : 360


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